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Nessebar is an ancient town and one of the major seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Nessebar is a rich city-museum defined by more than three millennia of ever-changing history.

Originally a Thracian settlement known as Menebria, the town became a greek colony  when settled by Dorians from Megara at the beginning of the 6th century BC, and was an important trading centre from then on and a rival of Apollonia (Sozopol).  At 425-424 BC the town joined the Delian League, under the lea

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Sunny Beach Resort in Bulgaria

Sunny Beach is a resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, located approximately 35 km north of Burgas in Nessebar municipality, Burgas Province. It is the biggest and most popular holiday resort of the country, and is home to over 200 hotels with more than 110 000 beds. There are also 130 restaurants and numerous live music bars, pubs, nightclubs, discos, cafes. It has been undergoing continuous expansion for many years. In recent years almost the whole hotel base has been renovated and severa

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Golden Sands Resort in Bulgaria

Golden Sands is a resort town on the northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast in the municipality of Varna. It is adjacent to a national park of the same name. The resort is located 18 km north of downtown Varna and is virtually connected to the city by a continuous swath of resorts and villa communities. It is a popular tourist destination, drawing many visitors, attracted by the favourable climate, scenic landscape, and reasonable prices. Golden Sands is served by the Varna International Airport and

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Plov-what, now? Chances are you've never heard of this city of just over 345,000 (greater metro area 675,000) in south-central Bulgaria, two hours from capital Sofia. But in the  29 years since this country's from a particularly hardline, isolationist Communist country, Europe's oldest continuously inhabited city has reinvented itself for the 21st century, the allures of its picturesque old town and ancient Roman amphitheater these days balanced by vibrant nightlife, cultural ferme

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In Bulgaria, Sofia's Choice


by Maria José Cortes Lamas

Before the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, Bulgaria for Westerners was tucked even farther than most behind the old Iron Curtain. Today the differences are truly astonishing to see: a country vibrant with energy – though obviously not without its problems. And its capital Sofia – with a population of 1.2 million, yet fairly accessible (and bargain priced!) for the visitor – is the place where this energy is especially showcased (though it’s often bypassed by

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